Sep 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
the country can now vote. >>> politico is saying michele bachmann has raised and spent $15 million in her minnesota re-election rate. that makes her the biggest spender and razor in the house behind only speaker john boehner. >>> republicans need to win only four new seats in november to take control of the senate, but "the new york times" estimates democrats now have a 77.7% chance of holding on to their slim majority. >>> check this out, a new poll shows president obama leading the race for racing car fans. the surprise results of obama ahead of mitt romney 48 to 47% by nascar fan voters. who knew. >>> the annual farm aid concert was held this weekend to raise money to help family farmers in america. since 1985 willie nelson says farm aid has raised more than $40 million. >>> and in an online commercial for the simpson's new season homer simpson goes to vote and picks mitt romney because, quote, he did invent obama care, duh. he's sucked into a tube to a factory in china but he's happy that he still has a steady job. >>> that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> and now here'
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to michele bachmann to alan west, are they really feeling the heat? are they seeing the ground shift under them so they're beginning to think the tea party wave has crested? >> well, look, democrats want to use these figures bachmann, steve king, alan west, because they're huge targets and they raise a ton of money. they say the most incendiary things and they get democrats fired up. now, joe walsh is in trouble. he's got a tough district in northern chicago. and tammy duckworth is a pretty good candidate with a pretty good personal story. i think republicans sort of have a wash that one away. but michele bachmann has raised and spent $16 million during this campaign. more than any house member than the speaker boehner. she's had a huge fund-raising advantage. same thing with alan west down in florida. $10 million. are they targets, good for fund-raising for democrats? but when it comes down to it in the house races when you're raising that kind of money presidential campaign money. obviously she was a candidate.
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
, gosh, she was mean and unladylike. i mean this is somebody who kind of makes michelle bachmann look like a hippie. >> wow. >> michele bachmann, hippie. >> i want to bring you in here and set the context, many people watching me feel like gosh, claire mccaskill seems much more reasonable and senatorial than her challenger todd akin, than the guy calling her all these names, ma some nistic games. in july he was up by five points. in august, she's now up by nine points, but the money may be coming back from republicans here. >> right. >> how do you make sense of a shift in the polls and republicans saying we're over this guy, done with him, pulling out, maybe not. >> because they're liars. they think they can hold on -- grab a senate seat an he's the one they will put their money back in. that's always been true. i said it the day they were pulling out. and if i were claire mcskas kill i would embrace the wild cat label, i'm a wild cat fighting for your family. i would be really proud of it. but you know, ma someny works with some and if he feels like if he kicks her again maybe he'll
Sep 13, 2012 2:00am PDT
aggressive. >>> minnesota congresswoman shows michele bachmann's support in her re-election campaign and finds herself in a virtual dead heat, leading jim graves by two points, 38% to 46%. >>> the florida pizzeria owner who gave president obama that big bear hug said if asked, he would campaign for obama. he argues conservative protests have backfired. >>> rapper 50 sent has announced his endorsement in the race for the white house. despite supporting george w. bush in the past, he said he's going to vote for obama. >>> "saturday night live" announced jay farrell will take over from fred arm son in the key roll of impersonating the president. the show prepares for its season opener this weekend. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> and now here is your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,333 after adding nine points yesterday. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq gained nine. taking a look overseas, the nikkei nudged up 35 points. in hong kong the hang seng lost 27. stocks ended wednesday pretty much where they started as caution se
Sep 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
herself michele bachmann speaking to the council. the group will hear from the biggest name at this conference, republican presidential nominee paul ryan who is seen here yesterday on a brief return to his current job which is still on capitol hill. he's still got to be one of those voters on particular legislation. but today he's expected to really amp up those partisan attacks on president obama's foreign policy, especially with what's happening right now across the fwloeb and that brings me to my colleague wolf blitzer who is live with me in washington, d.c. i'm expecting he will echo what his running mate mitt romney has been doing refusing to back down on the harsh critic jims how obama and the administration is handling what's going on right now and particularly in a pointed interview with one of our colleagues in the media, george stephanopolous. >> this is what romney said. he's not apologizing at all for his initial or subsequent comments about how the obama administration handled the unrest both in cairo as well as in benghazi. listen to this. >> what i said was ex
Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of marriage and hit the president on abortion by pedaling the same old lies. other speakers included michele bachmann, bob mcdonald of virginia, and rick santorum. santorum pointed out, with pride i might add, that a true values voter never lets facts or information e get in the way of their gut instincts. >> we'll never have the media on our side, ever in this country. we will never have the elite, smart people on our side because they believe they should have the power to tell you what to do. >> right wing pundit gary bower riled up the crowd urging them to get out and vote. >> there will be a lot of people to vote for the president. there's a lot of people around america who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox every day. they will turn out in massive numbers. my prediction is after all the votes are counted, even the dead votes of democrats in chicago, detroit and cleveland, i predict that we will win. that this national nightmare will be over. >> let's turn to barry lynn, executive director of americans united for separation of church and state, who obviousl
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT
seats in the house are being challenged. michele bachmann swept into office in 2010 with a 13-point lead. now she's only two points ahead of her opponent. allen west, nine-point lead in 2010 has turned into a statistical dead heat in 2012. congressman steve king held an impressive 33% lead in 2010, is now down to single digits. is this a rejection of their ideas and could lead to the country moving away from this extreme right philosophy in terms of a takeover by politics in washington? >> yes, if as president obama said, because he was right when he said that real power is not here in washington, you don't change washington from the inside, it does mean that people from the outside, it's not just about who gets elected. that's very important. and then people outside of washington have to keep the pressure on their members of congress to hold them accountable for what they said they were going to do. when we've seen people do that over the course of the last couple of years, that's the only time we've actually ever seen congress act that or coming to a fiscal cliff and over a deadline. y
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
are fueling it. >> jennifer: name names? >> michele bachmann. joe walsh in illinois. alan west in florida. >> jennifer: you're naming all of the tea party members. >> maybe coincidence, maybe not. exactly. we're happy to be the one of the day. >> jennifer: you're a prolific communicator as well. in addition to speaking. you have a column that you talked about what happened with the "newsweek" cover which was inflammatory to begin with. you called -- there was a call from the magazine for people to discuss the coverage of islamic or muslim rage from twitter with the hash tag muslim rage. so i want to take a look at some of the responses that were answers to your call. first one, this is muslim rage. that moment when you discover you're out of coffee beans and your only choice is freeze-dried instant coffee or none. outrageous rage. >> i'm getting outrageous. some rage. i have to contain myself. >> jennifer: when you're trying to focus on your prayer at the mosque and someone's phone goes off blasting gangnan style.
Sep 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
bachmann or something. >> less the reporters you hear -- michele bachmann, santorum was up there, the gifts that keep on giving. >> bill: clarence, i have to ask you as the chief columnist for "the chicago tribune," one of many hats that you wear, the chicago teacher's strike is over. kids are back in school. who won that contest? >> i think in the short term, the teachers won. in the long run emanuel will. but this is a contest that, in my view, bill, had no winners. it just had losers which were the students because they lost over a week in the classroom that they sorely need. the problem is the city doesn't have any money. in fact, i've been -- i've been a journalist in chicago since 1969 under the original mayor daley, richard the first i have seen mayors come and go. one thing we all have in common is when the teachers want a new contract they go behind closed doors and the mayors give them whatever they want to try to avoid a strike. they used to have strikes so commonly that students would just expect them
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
michele bachmann look like a hippy. >> does this bring back this whole war on women narrative that's not repful to the republicans? >> of course it does. i have two words for todd akin. he is idiot-like. it does. it sends a message to the broader public and certainly independent voters in missouri that the republican running there is prehistoric. it brings up issues that republicans don't want to talk about right now. we want to talk about economic issues and not the issues that todd aakin keeps dragging back in. >> some folks came out for him in recent days saying the republican establishment needs to get behind him. there's indications they're thinking about it. if they did that, would that be a big mistake? >> well, it's a strategy of necessity. he's the senate slot that could bring the majority to the republicans, so they don't have a choice now because he's in the race. they're trying to save him. this is a good example of what happens when you make the wrong bet in the primaries and elect the wrong people to represent your party in the primaries. >> always interesting to have
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
night. >> this is somebody who does make michele bachmann look like a hippie. he is that far on the fringe. >> let's bring back our roll call. lynn sweet, good afternoon to both of you. >> and good afternoon. >> let me start with you. here is the thing. on the outside looking in, you would think that akin would have been dead in the water after his first incident. what is happening here? what are we missing about missouri? >> well, missouri is a conservative state, first of all. claire mccaskill only won by a couple of points, a pretty slim margin anyway six years ago. but also the obama campaign, the national campaigns are not playing here at all. which means the senate race is pretty much one of the biggest games in town. when you have that kind of dynamic, interesting things can happen. a couple of reporters were out there this week and noted there were signs of life in the akin campaign. i've talked to a couple of republicans say they have seen internal polls still trailing, but within a couple points of her. >> lynn, about a month ago, it seemed all republicans were runn
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
flustered and said he was dating michele bachmann -- >> wow. >> stephanie: sorry, that was a proud toian slip. >> yeah, i don't think he particularly sharpened up doing that. you'll forgive me someone is trying to call me on my other line. >> stephanie: it's got to be a bigger name than me. love you charlie pierce -- >> no, no no. it's probably nobody i want to talk to. >> stephanie: well, i was actually out of time. >> oh okay. >> stephanie: love you charlie pierce. [ applause ] >> stephanie: right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> my opinion, you are nuts. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. >>liberal and proud of it. are they contagious? i don't think so. [ male announcer ] contract the rainbow! taste the rainbow! what the current audience can expect from my show is the unexpected. >>stephanie miller challenges the system, now it's your
Sep 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
an autograph to michele bachmann. so he was a huge hit on the house floor and now that he's returned. >> bill: yeah, right. >> any extra campaign money. never hurts. >> it was a real circus when he showed up because people only had about 20 or 30 seconds at a time and he's walking between the house floor and the private room so all of the press wanted to get something from him and the reporters were tripping over banisters and chairs, cameramen's lens popped right off and flew in the air. it is a real wild time with paul ryan power walking through the house last week. >> bill: i saw congressman charlie wrangle at a reception last week, the evening of paul ryan's triumphant return to the house and charlie was telling me that when he walked in, all of the republicans are -- they stand, they're applauding, they walked down to the well. they're applauding and charlie walked right down there with them and paul ryan spotted charlie wrangle and said what are you doing here and charlie says no, no, no, i want to thank you, too.
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
an a. p. reporter saying they had to impose a fact-checking limit on michele bachmann because she was wrong so often. back with more bill press after the break. stay with us. decide the election. current tv presents coverage of the presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> you're going to hear that (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: broadcasting >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv. this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 40 days to go now until this election is all over. and we got a deal for the referees and the nfl! how about it! they finally had to get together and resolve this damn thing. fans wouldn't take it any longer. what do you say? good to see you people. here on this thursday, september 27. welcome to the "full court press." here on current tv for the next three hours. on your local progressive talk radio show for the ne
Sep 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
minnesota congresswoman tea party darling michele bachmann opens up her mouth i either kring or laugh -- cringe or laugh out loud. how can somebody who is so out of touch with mainstream america, somebody who's so ignorant who's so dangerous be a member of the u.s. house of representatives? many people were hoping that after her disastrous presidential run that ms. bachmann would fade quietly into the background. well i'm sorry to tell you she has no intention of going anywhere. she is running for re-election. this despite the fact she barely held on to her seat in 2010. she actually spent almost $12 million that year. more than any other congressional candidate in the country and she won with just 52% of the vote. tonight we want to introduce you to the brave soul who is running against michele bachmann! >> we start at american motels with $2,000 in savings. >> times were tight with two young kids. >> we worked hard. >> we were blessed. >> it is time we help the middle class succeed, too. that's why i'm running for
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
been different if they got a tea party candidate like michele bachmann and she goes on the loose. >> stephanie: right. the rush limbaugh will be out there that we didn't go conservative enough. schumer says romney's flailing campaign will help break the furvor of the gop. >> unless they become democrats they will get punished. >> and this is how parties become extinct they marginalize themselves by purity tests. >> stephanie: yeah absolutely. markos thank for taking him, it was kind of a festive week and what better way to end it than with you. >> the great thing is we're winning right now. it means we are winning and can keep taking the fight to them. if they try to suppress the vote, we'll fight them on that. and it's really demoralize republicans. because we have them on the ropes right now. >> stephanie: that was really a very smart and thorough way of saying neener. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we'll might back on the "stephanie miller show." >> i don't let those screeches bother me. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: step